eBulletin — Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016

Aug. 21, 2016 – St. Matthew’s United Church e-Bulletin

It’s Summer!


  • This Week at St. Matthew’s
  • Memorial Service for Bill MacLennan
  • Annual reports due Sept. 3
  • All are welcome to visit, to sing …
  • SummerSounds@Barrington concert schedule
  • If  you missed Sunday
  • In the Community

This Week at St. Matthew’s

Office Hours   Tuesday to Thursday, 8 am to noon

Tue. Aug. 23 & 30      SummerSounds@Barrington, 12:15 (see schedule below)

Sun. Aug. 28               Worship at 10:30 am

Memorial Service for Bill MacLennan

A memorial service for the late William E. (Bill) MacLennan will be held on Sat. Aug. 27 at 11 am at St. Matthew’s with a reception to follow in the church hall. Bill died on Aug. 7 as the result of a stroke. Visitation will be Friday Aug. 26 from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm at Snow’s Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Drive, where a Masonic service will be held Friday at 7:30 pm.

Bill and his late wife, Georgie, will be remembered fondly at St. Matthew’s for their faith and commitment to the congregation. Bill was Sunday School Superintendent in the 1950s and 1960s, and over subsequent decades he was chair of the Board of Stewards and the 250th anniversary planning committee. He was also the church archivist for many years and a custodian of many anecdotes from our rich history.

Please remember in your prayers Bill’s daughters Donna MacLennan Salter and Susan Dale MacLennan, granddaughters Meghan and Ria, and the rest of the family.

Annual Reports due Sept. 3

Committee chairs are reminded that year-end reports are due by Sept. 3. Please submit to Dora at the church office by email – stmatts@ns.sympatico.ca

All are welcome to visit, to sing …

St. Matthew’s welcomes tourists and visitors not only on Sunday mornings, but also daily Tuesdays to Saturdays. Tom Fraser, our church guide, is pleased to share the long history (267 years) of our congregation in Halifax.

During the summer St. Matthew’s invites anyone who likes to sing to join the Sunday Pick-Up Choir – just show up for rehearsal on Sunday at 9:45 am and enjoy!

SummerSounds@Barrington on Tuesdays in July–August

St. Matthew’s is a summer concert venue on Tuesdays from 12:15–1 pm. Bring your lunch and enjoy a concert during July and August. The program is assisted by the Downtown Halifax Business Association. Admission is by freewill offering, suggested donation $5.

Aug 23 – Nicholas Higgs, baritone, and Dean Bradshaw, piano

Aug 30 – Los Flamencos


If you missed last Sunday …

Thanks to Ken Moors and Leonard Preyra for leading last Sunday’s worship, and to Tom Fraser anbd Ted MacNeil, our musicians.

Prelude            Antiphon III      Marcel Dupré

Reading           John 17:21 and the United Church’s A New Creed

Anthem           Be Thou My Vision      Traditional/Dan Forrest

Sermon            If Not Now, Then When? Rabbi Hillel’s Three Questions

Postlude          Trumpet Tune in C Major       David N. Johnson


In the Community

Save the Date – 10th annual Brunswick Street Mission Breakfast will be held on Thurs. Oct. 13, 7:30 am, at the World Trade and Convention Centre. This year will feature real stories from real people who have been directly affected by the work of the Mission. Tickets $1,000 (table) or $100 each. Reserve by calling (902) 423-4605 or email bsm1@eastlink.ca


Administrative Stuff

Church office: stmatts@ns.sympatico.ca or  (902) 423-9209

Pastoral care: Rev. Betsy Hogan, (902) 423-9209, stmatts.betsy@ns.sympatico.ca

Sunday Free Breakfast: 8 am – Want to volunteer? Contact carolsmillie@hfx.eastlink.ca

Sunday Worship: 10:30 am

Minister of Music: Wayne Rogers, (902) 429-1680, humber@ns.sympatico.ca

AcabellA Handbell Choir rehearsal: On Holiday

St. Matthew’s Choir rehearsal:  On Holiday

Lunch Bunch Community Choir: On Holiday

On the web: www.stmatts.ns.ca


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